July 16, 2007Foreign Affairs

Remember Bill Clinton’s mistake?

The new edition of Madeleine Albright’s book makes the correction

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

A new edition of Albright’s book was on the bookshelf. The cover announces a new afterword by the author. But it also has a small, but very important change—in Bill Clinton’s foreword. It reads

Clinton Foreword

It had originally appeared thus:

During my visit to India in 2000, some Hindu militants decided to vent their outrage by murdering thirty-eight Sikhs in cold blood. If I hadn’t made the trip, the victims would probably still be alive.

It’s a retraction without being one (‘angry radicals’ indeed, like the ones who flew those planes into the World Trade Center perhaps). You’d expect no less from Clinton. It’s still a satisfying feeling, no?

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